Vung Tau Hats
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July of 1970 after being in Phu Loi, Vietnam, for four months a
helicopter base and home of the Air CAV located 30 miles north of
Saigon, we got the news that five of us were being transferred to
Tau -- Where in the world was it? Was it some kind of hell hole
or what? What were we getting into? A hundred questions and the
answer was wait and see. After loading up our personal belongings
we headed out to Long Binh 40 miles or so down Highway 1.
into the company area at Long Binh, A company 720th Military Police,
a SP4 Blossom came up to us saying excitingly, "Hey would any
of you guys want to stay in Long Binh and I'll take your place in
Vung Tau?" The answer was "No," for we now knew from
Blossom's fervor that this Vung Tau must be a lot nicer than the
behemoth red dirt farm known as Long Binh. Two hours later we pulled
into the company area of the 720th in Vung Tau.
in formation, we were told just how safe this place was, that the
war had not touched it much. The town was on limits, rumors persisted
that the V.C. R&R'ed here the whole time I was in Vung Tau.